Anyone who is sought to train the Irish team for the International Show, who can win the King's cup (Olympia) three times should need no further introduction. The author of this excellent book has had expert training and has proven his skill as a teacher. For many years he studied in the Chevalier Guard's Regiment in Petrograd under ""Jim"" Fillis, the famous father of Haute Ecole. From there he went to Italy where Caprilli was perfecting his system, now popularly known as the Forward Seat and widely discussed both pros and cons. Thus he is able to see the value in both schools, to realize the wisdom in the forward seat for cross-country riding where the emphasis is placed on never interfering with the natural balance of the horse. In polo and Haute Ecole an artificial balance is needed and advised. The book is given over to the methods of these two geniuses and will be particularly welcome for three reasons: (1) It is $5.00 where all similar books are ten dollars, e.g. Santini, Littauer, and Chamberlain; (2) these books are limited editions and practically out of print; and (3) it is not blindly partisan. A sane evaluation full of the principles for good horsemanship. For novice, expert or instructor it will be hard to find a better book.